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    Google.com Referral vs Organic Search Traffic?
    I've noticed in the past few days that I'm not only getting organic search results from Google.com but referral traffic.

    In the organic search results it tell me the keyword/phrase used to in the search.

    Can anyone tell me what Google.com referral traffic is? I know it's a stupid question but I've never seen this before.

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    Where are you seeing this?
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    Google Analytics. I click on sources and then referral. It says Google.com referred traffic but doesn't tell me any more detail. I'm confused why Google.com traffic would be referral and not search traffic.

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    Ah thanks - don't use GA, sorry...
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    I found the answer on Google support. They explain it this way:
    Not all referrals from Google.com domains come through organic search or AdWords ad listings. Referrals may come from a variety of sources, including Google Groups posts, base.google.com listings, or static pages on related Google sites. Such visits are tagged as [referral] instead of [organic] or [cpc].

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    Well as of me It will also show as Google Referral for things like people iGoogle Pages if they have added your site there.

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    All traffic from Google subdomains may be considered in Google referral traffic as you said, product feed, google group etc.

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